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Get Creative: Easy Moroccan Broccoli + Green Bean Bowl

By Edwina Clark, MS, RD, APD, CSSD

 

THE MEAL

Broccoli + Green Bean + Chickpeas + Flaxseed + Avocado Oil

 

THE HACK

Ingredients:

1 Broccoli + Green Bean meal

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic

½ tsp cumin

¼ tsp cinnamon

⅛ tsp salt

1 date

¼ cooked boneless skinless chicken breast

¾ cup diced canned tomatoes

1 cup cooked brown rice

¼ tsp turmeric

 

Directions:

1. Finely chop the garlic, and date.

2. Dice the cooked chicken breast into bite-sized pieces

3. Add the garlic and 1 tsp of olive oil to a small-medium frying pan, and place the frying pan on the stove.

4. Turn the stove on to medium heat, and cook the garlic until golden brown.

5. Add the broccoli + green bean meal to the pan, along with the cumin, cinnamon, salt, and finely chopped date. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes until the broccoli + green bean meal no longer appears frozen.

6. Add the chopped chicken breast, and canned tomatoes to the pan. Let the mixture simmer on medium heat for another 5-10 minutes until broccoli + green bean meal is tender. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the stew mixture to cool slightly.

7. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the cooked brown rice, turmeric, and 1 tsp olive oil.

8. Scoop the stew and the rice into two kid-friendly bowls, and serve! 

Makes 2 toddler meals or one adult size meal.

 

WHY IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR TINY HUMAN

Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family, a group of vegetables with anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting benefits. In addition, broccoli is a rich source of vitamin K and vitamin C which are important for normal blood clotting, bone health, and immunity.

 

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